Because economic issues are important in almost every field, an economics background gives you skills that are widely valued.

Many employers are interested in the skills which economics majors tend to possess. These include:

  • Gathering and analyzing data
  • Writing technical reports and essays
  • Critical thinking and quantitative analysis

Recognizing and analyzing human behaviour in relation to work, production, distribution and consumption. Sample job titles:

  • Economist
  • Researcher
  • Investment analyst
  • Economic forecaster
  • Insurance agent
  • Population studies analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • International trade specialist
  • Budget officer

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